Category: Interview

Interview with Justin Tomlinson MP

It’s been an astonishing few weeks in the UK’s political system with lots of change. One of the less reported aspects was the replacement of Justin Tomlinson MP as Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Disabled People.   To editorialise, although I was and remain opposed to the government’s approach to disability, I’ve met Justin, and he […]

John Pring

We finish our series interviewing disability journalists with John Pring, an experienced journalist who has been reporting on disability issues for nearly 20 years. John launched Disability News Service in April 2009 as an independent news agency to address the absence of in-depth reporting in both the specialist and mainstream media on issues that affect […]

Frances Ryan

Kicking off our series on ‘voices in disability’ we have Frances Ryan! Frances Ryan writes for both for The Guardian and New Statesman as well as occasionally appearing on shows such as Sunday Politics, Radio 4’s Woman’s Hour, and Radio 5Live. She has a doctorate in politics, exploring inequality in education. She tweets as @DrFrancesRyan and […]

Anne Fox, Communication Trust.

Today, as part of our series on interviewing leaders in the third sector, we’re pleased to be interviewing the ever lovely Anne Fox from the Communication Trust. The Communication Trust is a coalition of almost 50 not-for-profit organisations that work together to  support speech, language and communication. Anne has been running the Communication Trust since […]

Virginia Beardshaw, Chief Executive of I CAN

We’re continuing our series of interviewing thought leaders in the disability focused part of the third sector (you can read our opening interview with Mark Lever here) . Today we’re very pleased to be interviewing the ever lovely Virginia Beardshaw, who is Chief Executive of I CAN, the children’s communication charity. Virginia was awarded an […]

Mark Lever, CEO of National Autistic Society

It’s time for another set of interviews! Regular readers will remember my series of a few months ago where I interviewed the MPs (and UKIP’s spokesman) to find out the disability policies for the four major parties.  This week I’m starting a new interview series: charity leaders.  Today we welcome the wonderful Mark Lever – […]

Alexander Fowler – Freedom of Information in healthcare…

So this weekend I was at Mozfest, which was awesome and is a whole year’s worth of posts on it’s own. Of the very many fascinating people I spoke to there were quite a few interested in transparency, and a good number working to improve Freedom of Information legislation.  Now as you all know, I’m […]